Austin Realtor rebels win open board seats in election

They blabbed. They petitioned. They sued. And now they’re ready to lead the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR). In what’s been a whirlwind few months for ABoR, members made their alliances clear at an election held Tuesday by voting in members of a rebel cause to all seven board seats that were up for grabs …

Most MLSs ‘not sure’ if they’ll work with Upstream

The vast majority of MLSs either need more information about the project before giving their support or flat-out aren’t interested in participating …

5 MLS hangups dragging real estate down

“There has never been a better time for MLSs to support their subscribers in preparing for the future,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS in the release of her organization’s 2017 Best Practices Survey Report …

Hail an agent like an Uber: MLS debuts on-demand showings app

Consumers can use ArriveHome to connect with nearby agents who are “live,” or leverage it to work with their current agent more efficiently. The app shows the real-time locations of agents who are immediately available for showings or to answer questio…

Thanks, Apple: Real estate apps just got a huge AR boost

Apple released its newest operating system and with it a promising frontier for real estate apps looking to offer augmented reality …

Mic drop: MLSs heed broker wishes, announce merger deal

AUSTIN — Lauren Hansen concluded this year’s Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) conference by urging her fellow MLS execs to “be the change” they want to see in the real estate industry. She led by example …

Google exec gives MLS leaders a major reality check

AUSTIN — Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist for Google, held out his smartphone. That hardware has revolutionized the real estate world and many will no doubt plunk down a cool grand to nab the latest version …

Real estate leaders declare ‘the MLS moment’ is here

AUSTIN — It was too early for champagne, but the Council of Multiple Listing Services kicked off its annual conference in a celebratory mood this morning …

The NYT gives brokers what they want: free, exclusive leads

Zillow and realtor.com know it and so does, apparently, the New York Times: Content is king, but when it comes to web traffic, real estate listings are the gold in the royal coffers …

The NYT gives brokers what they want: free, exclusive leads

Zillow and realtor.com know it and so does, apparently, the New York Times: Content is king, but when it comes to web traffic, real estate listings are the gold in the royal coffers …